The presence of bacteria species in semen and sperm quality

@article{Moretti2008ThePO,
  title={The presence of bacteria species in semen and sperm quality},
  author={Elena Moretti and Serena Capitani and Natale Figura and Andrea Pammolli and Maria Grazia Federico and Valentina Giannerini and Giulia Collodel},
  journal={Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={26},
  pages={47-56}
}
To verify the prevalence of semen bacterial contamination and whether the contamination could decrease sperm quality. Spermiogram, semen culture, and sperm transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis were performed. TEM data were elaborated using a mathematical formula that calculates a fertility index (FI)—able to define patients as fertile or infertile—and the percentage of sperm apoptosis, immaturity and necrosis. We aligned the amino acid sequence of beta-tubulin with protein of the… CONTINUE READING
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